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PAH monitoring network (2010-2014) - AQ0636

The purpose of the PAHs Network is to determine the ambient concentrations of PAHs in the UK atmosphere through monitoring and chemical analysis to ensure the UK complies with the PAHs related provisions of the EU 4th Air Quality Daughter Directive (and subsequent revisions) and the Air Quality Strategy PAHs Objective.

The Contractor will operate and manage the Authority’s PAHs monitoring network sites and analyse samples collected. The scope of services to be provided includes but is not limited to:

- collecting samples and data from specified monitoring points across the UK.
- monitoring of airborne concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) using detection limits comparable to those outlined in Annex 3;
- production of sampling, in-field testing methodology and risk assessments;
- undertaking regular maintenance and calibration of sampling equipment so that accurate data are collected with precision;
- maintenance of data collection outlined within the requirements of the directive (>90%);
- provision of all consumables associated with the provision of the Service;
- all aspects of data management including but not limited to:
• data manipulation;
• data quality assurance (QA) & quality control (QC);
• data validation/verification; and
• data submission in a format compatible with the Authority’s requirements.
- interpretation of data (comparison of data against pre-defined thresholds and trends).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2016

Cost: £2,909,890
Contractor / Funded Organisations
NPL Management Ltd
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality